Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

A boy whose father beat his mother
Never became a tender lover:
Thought it was right to treat women so
Sins perpetuate forever now

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

Daddy and mommy went to prison
Left me to hold the fort.
Had to rob and had to steal
To buy things that had to be bought.

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

A mother used drugs while bearing her kid
Find a dealer the first thing child did
Not long after child leaves her womb
Kid O.D's and is laid in a tomb.

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

Mommy's a hooker and I am a wimp
Told me I was pretty did her pimp
Next thing I know I'm sold on the street
Let them fuck you or else you'll get beat.

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

What can we do to help these kids?
Are we to blame for what they did?
Can we save them from their fate?
Will we move before its too late?

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by a child.
Burdens of their guardians
Never let them smile.

Daddy raped mommy that's why I'm here.
Mom drowned her sorrows in gallons of beer.
(sins of the parents)
I watched my parents kill each other.
I watched my parents abuse my brother.
(repeated by their child)
Who could I talk to? How should I know
that its not right for them to act just so?
(burdens of their guardians)
Isn't it normal to want to follow
The way that my parent's footsteps go?
(Never let them smile)

Sins of the parents
Are repeated by their child
Burdens of their guardians
They will never smile.

They will never smile.